I ended up on frying the fish – there were a lot of fried fish recipes but most had eggs so I had to improvise. I went with a fish seasoning that I got in the Virgin Islands and some bread crumbs.
I started with peanut oil and got it really hot – you can see it get glossy and shimmery. I dipped the fish in milk and then coated in a mixture of the breadcrumb & seasoning mix. I used milk since my husband is allergic to eggs. I let the phones cook 4-5 minutes on this side before flipping…
After flipping – the brown crispy side looked great! Then I let it cook another 5 minutes or so to get it cooked all the way through.
With a couple of husband-friendly side dishes – dinner was served. I grabbed my Frisch’s Tartar sauce and went to town!
This fish was perfect – a great way to cook a thick piece of fish like cod. My husband was really surprised by my cooking on this one! He liked it a lot! (ye of little faith)
Quick & Easy Fried Fish
* 2-3 filets of a thick white fish (I used cod)
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
* 2 tablespoons fish seasoning
* 1/4 cup peanut oil
1. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet
2. While oil is heating, pour milk into a small plate
3. Mix breadcrumbs & seasoning in another small plate
4. Dip fish filet into milk – then into breadcrumbs
5. When the oil is glossy/shimmery – lay the fish into the pan very delicately. If it doesn’t sizzle right away – don’t put it all the way in and let the oil heat a little more.
6. Let the fish fry for 4-6 minutes – fight the urge to mess with it – let it get a nice crispy crust
7. Use tongs to loosen and flip the fish – cook another 4-6 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fish)